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Bill Would Double Medicare Rate for Air Ambulances, Allow Balance Billing Injured Workers

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Friday, December 28, 2018 | 901 | 0 | 38 min read

Lawmakers in Wyoming introduced legislation this week that would offer air ambulances twice what Medicare pays if they agree not to go after injured workers for any unpaid part of a bill. At the same time, House Bill 35, by the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee, would exempt air ambulances covered by the federal Airline Deregulation Act from the statute that prohibits service providers from billing injured workers. The federal law prohibits states from regulating prices charged by interstate air transportation companies. The Wyoming Supreme Court, in a November decision, said...

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